i'm in labor, and i'm taking it easy at the moment as my water has broken and they contractions are getting intense. midwife is caught on the interstate in a heavy rainstorm.
i had gotten through (oooh, that one hurt) cleaning my house, made rice cripsy treats, and baked a cheesecake, and had just made the bed and put a vinyl tablecloth on it. i was nursing my dd to sleep and "pop". at least i had a towel handy and i was running a bath, so i stuck the towel between my legs and walked to the bathtub and let it all out when i stepped in.
so, i've slowed activity (no squats either) until the midwife gets here.
i'm heading outside to sit, and the next time i log on i hope to have an announcement.
what got this going? i give the credit to dh if you catch my drift
midwife made it! despite heavy rains, getting behind a truck hauling a refridge, she got here at 5:30pm and 10 minutes later i was ready to push. pushed for 30 minutes, beautiful baby boy born at 6:18pm, Dean Derroch, 21 inches long, 15 inche head, 14 inch chest, and get this....he weighs 10 lbs, 8oz! Midwife and i laughed as she kept redoing it. But, it keep reading 10,8!
kids went to a neighbors at about 5pm, and she brought them back to see the pushing. They are super excited! And fascinated. My oldest just asked questions the whole time. But we sent them back after the placenta was birthed for a few hours.
baby was posterior until i pushed. it was born anterior. we think he turned while i was pushing, i pushed on the bed on hands and knees.
Great birth, faster labor than i expected. Happy to have that baby out.